Saturday, December 26, 2015

An Istanbul show explores digital art and the beauty of monochrome works

This is among the most unsettling exhibitions of the year. Its title, "Monochrome," hints at a show devoted to black and white drawings, but once you enter the Aksanat gallery on İstiklal Avenue, you realize that is not quite the case.  Read more.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

As Digital Art, Contaminated Water Looks Beautiful

Obviously, environmental issues are at the heart of many of today's debates. Turning one into an eye-catching digital art project, new media artists Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva contribute to the discussion in the best way they know how: the second iteration of SIGNALS, an ongoing video project which not only raises awareness about the worrying state of the world's water, but also depicts how human beings and new technologies affect natural landscapes. In a way, they question today’s non-friendly symbiosis between natural and synthetic elements.  Read more.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

'Polygon Graffiti' Turns the World into Digital Art

What if the monotony of your daily commute was broken up, not by the radio playing Justin Bieber's latest, but floating, 3D digitial sculptures? That's what Japan-based "nature/tech cult" AUJIK envisions in the latest iteration of their ongoing Polygon Graffiti project, Karakuri Cores. Their mesmerizing videos conceptualize a world where augmented reality has freed artists from canvases, specific spaces, or walls, and instead allows them to create unfiltered artwork in the world through augmented reality.  Read more.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Welcome To The World's Largest Digital Art Biennial

When the inaugural digital art biennial The Wrong launched in 2013, it was the first of its kind. A massive undertaking, the online art show organized by David Quiles Guilló, founder of the São Paulo-based arts organization ROJO, aimed to bring together the best of net art and display it not on the walls of galleries or museums, but in its native medium. Two years later, and the biennial has just launched its...read more.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Future of Digital Art

Am I alone in noticing that there’s been a major surge of art and technology recently? I mean, it kind of makes sense given that art and technology have always been closely intertwined, and it makes sense that they would evolve in a positive symbiosis. After all, technology kind of is art in it’s own way.  Read more.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DiMoDA is a virtual reality museum that you don’t want to miss

VR is going highbrow, and it’s all thanks to the Digital Museum of Digital Art. After all, what better way to enjoy these works than in their native form? In a truly immersive experience, audiences can now visit DiMoDA either in real life, where they will see a virtual reality exhibit, or they can stay at home and see the art through Mac and Windows apps. No matter which way you slice it, you’re in for a very unique artistic experience, one that “is dedicated to...read more

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Digital platform Art50.net helps widen art’s reach in daily life

Güliz Özbek, founding director of the platform, explains in an interview with Today's Zaman that both exhibitions are located in areas that differ from traditional art displays.

The exhibitions adorning the walls of the...read more.

Friday, October 23, 2015

'What a Loving and Beautiful World' Brings Digital Art to Radcliffe

“Far from affording artists continuous inspiration, mass-media sources for art have become a dead end,” art critic Robert Hughes wrote in 1990. Hughes lamented creative production’s submission to the immaterial, to the mind-numbing spectacle of television. Yet 25 years later, even with the advent of the internet and the further absorption of everyday experience into the disembodied realm of the digital, the contemporary Japanese artistic collective teamLab sets out to push the bounds of media art.  Read more.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Frequency Festival 2015: Tune in to a new dimension of digital art

Every two years in Lincoln a festival like no other fills the city with digital art and attracts national interest. This year, more than 16,000 are expected to enjoy Frequency 2015.  Read more.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wonderfullly bright Signs and Symbols permeate Supermundane's new show

Rob Lowe – aka Supermundane – is known for bold, bright graphic artworks and illustrations comprised of simple shapes, sometimes arranged geometrically, sometimes in more organic fashion.

For his latest show, Signs & Symbols, he's pared back his work even further...read more.

Trees Come Alive at the "World's First" Permanent Digital Art Park

A digital art park, NetPark, has recently opened at Southend on sea in Essex, England. The town, where bands like The Horrors and These New Puritans formed, now boasts the world's first-of-its-kind, which was launched by arts organization Metal and will merge virtual artworks—which can be experienced through a smartphone—with the natural landscape of Chalkwell Park. The virtual pieces—currently there are ten—are geo-located and will be activated by apps and range from sound art to stories, poetry, and augmented reality.  Read more.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Arts Visalia gets digital with Pixel Impressions

Throughout the month of October, Arts Visalia is proud to present Pixel Impressions, an exhibition of digital art by six Central California artists. Featuring works by Joan Constable, Elsah Cort, Robert Mertens, Brent Mosley, Wayman Stairs and Susan Thompson, this exhibition highlights the diversity of approaches to digital media each of these artists employ in their creative output. Read more.

Bitcoin’s Database Now Powers Monegraph, a Digital Art Marketplace

The Sky Room at the New Museum was packed Monday night, as lawyers, supporters, investors and others came out to see the launch of Monegraph, a new marketplace that also establishes the provenance of digital works and clarifies the rights buyers have when they purchase something.  Read more.

Friday, September 25, 2015

BBC Slammed for Publicly Funded $12 Million Digital Arts Website

The BBC is under fire for plans to spend £8.16 million ($12.67 million) on its digital arts website, the Space, a joint project with Arts Council England. Both organizations are publicly funded.

After facing cuts to its annual budget, not everyone sees the money allotted to the offbeat collection in the Space as well-spent.  Read more.

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Gothic Church Meets Digital Art

Brussels-based French visual artist Joanie Lemercier, known for his stunning light manipulation enhancing space and architecture, will unveil an audiovisual performance inside St-Michel Basilica in Bordeaux this Friday. Presented as part of the ECHO A VENIR festival, ARTEFACT is a monumental site-specific artwork in line with his past work titled Grote Kerk, performed with the ANTIVJ visual label in a cathedral in the Netherlands a few years ago.  Read more.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Create Impressive Digital Art Using this Free Processing Android App

If you’re in the digital art world, you’ve probably heard of Processing. This open source programming language translates code into visual art, transforming the pixels in a photograph into lines or shapes for truly unusual results. Read more.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Artists cheer the new Apple Pencil stylus

The Apple Pencil is pressure sensitive. Press lightly, and the stroke gets thinner. Tilt the pencil, and the stroke gets thicker. Pair it with an iPad Pro, and there's finally an Apple (AAPL, Tech30) device to replace paper sketchbooks.  Read more.

Monday, August 31, 2015

MIT unveils 3D printing device molding 10 materials at once

A group of MIT scientists says they have developed the world’s first 3D-printer capable of making ready-to-use objects from 10 different materials at once. The new device, supplied with powerful software, boasts nearly human-free operation.

A research team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has devised what they call a better, cheaper and more user-friendly 3D-printer – MultiFab.  Read more.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Digital artist brings traditional Japanese ukiyo-e to life as animated GIFs, adds lasers and UFOs

When someone mentions GIFs, it usually calls to mind one of two things; funny TV show clips posted as responses on forum threads, or a burning desire to assert to anyone and everyone that it’s definitely g-if and not j-if, no matter what the creator says.

However, despite their usual inanity, these sputtering animations can actually be mini works of art in their own right.  Read more.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Digitized book cover designs from 1920s & 30s Germany

Digital Arts - Our main reference points for Germany in the inter-war years are the dry succession of treaties and economic plans you studied in History at school, the rise of Hitler and his Nazis and - in complete contrast to both of these - a boundary-pushing approach to culture epitomised in Cabaret.

There was as much indulgence in the experimental in book design as in performance, something celebrated in a new...read more.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Andy Warhol Became the First Modern Digital Artist 30 Years Ago

Inverse  - On July 23, 1985, Commodore Business Machines welcomed a shoulder-padded crowd into Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater for the unveiling of the Amiga 1000, a personal computer designed to put graphics front and center. At the time, 16 bits was a lot of bits, enough to make video games feasible and facilitate poor quality photo editing.  Read more.

Triple Canopy Purchase: N.Y.U. Library Acquires Archive of Renowned Online Art Journal

NY Times (arts beat blog) - When libraries acquire the archives of an art and literary magazine, they usually do so after a magazine has been around for decades and the files arrive by truck, in dusty boxes measured in linear feet.

But on Monday, the Fales Library and Special Collection at New York University announced the acquisition of the archive...read more

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reinventing An Artistic Identity: Digital Artist Kim Thore

NPR - Kim Thore became an artist at an early age (eight, to be exact). She has trained in everything from watercolor to drawing, pastels and sculpture. In her 30's, she took a break from producing art, but found ways to engage her creative energy in a more corporate realm, through design, marketing, and public relations.  Read more.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

From STL to 3MF: The Lingua Franca of 3D Printing

TCT Magazine - We are at a pivotal moment in the history of manufacturing. Modern additive manufacturing has the ability to create amazing things, to manufacture objects that would have been difficult or even impossible to fabricate just a few years ago. We can now manufacture items of unprecedented complexity - and the industry continues to innovate at a rapid pace.  Read more.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ascribe ownership registry helps artists manage valuable digital creations

TCT Magazine - Ascribe is a service aimed at artists, galleries and collectors to showcase, transfer and archive digital art. The central concept around ascribe is to put the creators first by allowing users to claim ownership and have control over their digital property whilst giving them the chance to share their creations. Ascribe can also help strengthen the valuation of digital art by verifying its provenance; benefitting everyone in the art market, from creator to collector.  Read more.

Graphic digital art at Penn College explores richness of the psyche

Penn State News - A mental health counselor-turned-artist brings his perspective to The Gallery at Penn College with an exhibit of contemporary digital compositions running July 9 through Aug. 9.

Daryl Thetford’s “The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time” explores...read more

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Digital artists wins first prize in premiere of Grimsby regional art competition

Grimsby Telegraph (UK) - A Humberston artist scooped joint first prize in a regional art competition which had a record number of entries.

The Humber To The Wash open art exhibition at The Ropewalk art gallery held in Barton-Upon-Humber, attracted 356 entries from the region.  Read more.

Danny Rose digital art collective celebrates triumphant return to Vivid Sydney 2015

Broadcasting & Cable - Danny Rose, the award-winning Paris-based art and design collective, celebrate their return to the seventh annual Vivid Sydney festival, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, with the true “synaesthesia” of Mechanised Colour Assemblage.

The group’s latest large-scale digital art installation will transform the...read more.

East Harlem Teens Offered Free Classes In Digital Art

Fader Magazine - Unless you're in possession of a titanium-plated level of self-esteem, everyone needs a little encouragement to get into something new.  Read more.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Indian American Explores Police Gun Battle Deaths through Digital Art

India West - Indian American digital artist and educator Roopa Vasudevan has produced an interactive multimedia installation to explore the problem of deaths in police gun battles in the U.S. The “Hands Up” digital exhibit is about “generating empathy,” said Vasudevan, who created it with fellow Pakistani American artist Atif Ateeq.  Read more.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Kids are replacing hospital sterility with colour and creativity through digital art

The Courier Mail (Australia) - The Sydney Children’s Hospital School has begun an engaging new digital art class which aims to ignite kid’s imaginations while they or their siblings undergo medical treatment.

The classes have replaced the crayon with the iPad in an effort to “speak their language”.  Read more.

‘Intelligent Objects’ at Creative Arts Workshop explores digital art realm in New Haven

New Haven Register (Connecticut) - Here’s an idea, based on a new art exhibit: Attach a sensor to a Roomba robotic vaccum as it cleans a room and have it beam back a pattern that’s depicted on a huge screen in bold colors.

OK, we might need some help with the technology (or the logic), but the result would fit in with the new exhbit “Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art,” which is Creative Arts Workshop’s national juried show for 2015 that explores artworks at the intersection of analog and digital media.  Read more.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

‘On/Off’ exhibit explores digital art concept

Jackson Hole (Wyoming) - More and more people spend the majority of their day glued to the computer or television. The lives they live online or in their video games have become the fascination of several artists.

Exploring the concept of the virtual life, six artists will display their findings for the exhibit “On/Off: Virtual Art in Real Life.” The show that depicts the genre of digital art will have...read more.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Daata Editions, an Online Marketplace for Digital Art

Vulture Magazine - Daata Editions is a site launching this week that lets collectors purchase video, sound, and web-based art editions, and it will make its debut at NADA on Thursday night. It came about as a collaboration between Zabludowicz and the curator David Gryn, who sought a way to marry the ever-increasing market value of internet art with the burgeoning world of online art sales sites like Artspace and Paddle8, which largely sell physical work.  Read more.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Can Digital Artist Tabor Robak Become Pixelangelo?

Vulture - Art made with technology, no matter how cutting-edge, always has a way of becoming kitsch. Think Nam June Paik’s cathode televisions or Cory Arcangel’s self-consciously obsolete video of hacked Super Mario clouds. A work becomes successful when it can both incorporate the technology and exploit it for its ephemerality. Artist Tabor Robak, born in 1986 and certainly part of a millennial technological cohort, hits a sweet spot.  Read more.

Revealed: EXACTLY how the fashion industry airbrushes its models for high-end beauty campaigns

The Daily Mail (UK) - When next feeling insecure about your own appearance while looking at a beauty advertisement, just picture this.

An incredible new time-lapse video has condensed hours of work by a retouch artist into a short clip, revealing the true extent of airbrushing and its unbelievable effects.  Read more.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Driving digital art

The Star (Malaysia) - Three decades ago, New York-based pop art figure Andy Warhol created digital art using a Commodore Amiga ­computer. The eccentric Warhol, famed for his painting of 32 cans of Campbell soup, manipulated a black and white image of Blondie singer Debbie Harry with a graphics program called ProPaint.

Over here, the late Ismail Zain ­started experimenting with digital art with a Macintosh computer in 1983 using the Mac Draw software when he was 53 years old to create a digital collage.  Read more.

THOMA FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST-EVER ‘DIGITAL ARTS’ WRITING PRIZE

Art News - The Thoma Foundation, a Santa Fe and Chicago foundation established by Carl and Marilynn Thoma, has announced the winners of a new prize, the Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Fellowship Award, for writers who concentrate on covering digital art.  Read more.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

How Do Digital Artists Sell Their Comic Pages?

ComicBook.com - Collecting Comic art is becoming more than a hobby for casual enthusiasts, growing into a large, and lucrative, business. A little note about myself, I’ve collected comic art since 2007. And while I’m not nearly as experienced as some of my peers, I’ve come to learn a lot about the business and the etiquette that goes along with it. I'll discuss said business, and more, in "The Folio," a new column for ComicBoook.com. For the debut installment, I wanted to address a topic that's receiving more and more conversation: traditional vs digital art.  Read more.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

FOR DIGITAL ART, WATERMARKS AIM TO BRING MORE AURA—AND A HOTTER MARKET

Fast Company - Thanks in no small part to the Internet, digital art is having a moment, and it's attracting collectors too. An auction last year of GIFs, digital paintings, and printouts at Phillips in London raised over $113,000, including $3,500 paid for a website by the Dutch-Brazilian Internet artist Rafael Rozendaal.

Along with money, the budding market has also raised some interesting questions: If digital art is built on a medium prone toward reproduction, how do you make a one-of-a-kind edition?  Read more.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Adelaide graphic designer Tyson Beck scores contract with NBA designing digital art

ABC (Australia) - South Australian graphic designer Tyson Beck has worked for some of the world's biggest sporting stars with clients such as Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson on his resume.

The 25-year-old recently landed an official contract with the National Basketball Association (NBA), designing digital art for millions of fans who follow the league on social media.  Read more.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art

Tech Crunch - At The Space launch event last summer at the Tate Modern over 150 coders, hackers and digital artists were challenged to take any dataset and turn it into a work of art over the course of 24 hours.

With participants camped out overnight for the art hack, Tate’s cavernous Turbine Hall was transformed into a vast coder’s paradise, replete with the kind of creatively charged atmosphere that only a looming deadline can provide.  Read more.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Galleries around the world are finally "starting to take digital art seriously"

de zeen Magazine - "Digital art has been around since the 1950s," claims writer and curator Conrad Bodman. "But not many museums and galleries have focused on it as a serious subject matter."

"In the last ten years that's really changed. Many venues around the world are now having a serious look at this area and the artists that are working in it."  Read more.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Africa remix: the artists subverting colonial imagery

Guardian UK - Share, click, repost, send. These are the daily habits of hundreds of thousands of Africans living parts of their life online, connecting them to regions, histories and people that, like for all of us, were previously inaccessible.

Africa’s major urban centres have since 2000 become rapidly digital ready: investment in mobile broadband, fibre-optic cables, and the expansion of power supplies has enabled millions of people across the continent to get online. Coupled with the declining costs of smartphones and tablets...read more.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

French Digital Artist Claire Sauvaget 3D Prints Her Own Mental Maps

Debra Thimmesch @ 3Dprint.com - French digital artist and sculptor Claire Sauvaget takes us along with her on her daily commute. We trail behind her down stairs, around corners, onto crowded train platforms, and through narrow corridors. We speed in a train car underneath the busy streets of Toulouse, France, Sauvaget’s home, and emerge into daylight after scaling yet another flight of stairs from the underground.  Read more.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chinese firm 3D-prints 5-story house using construction waste 'ink'

RT.com - A Chinese company has used 3D printers to create five-story homes using construction waste. The project architects say this is the world’s tallest building constructed using this technology.  Read more.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Acne Launches Subscription-Based Digital Art Display

ArtNet - Swedish brand Acne—best known for its fashion label Acne Studios—will launch a subscription-based platform to display digital art in your home. Named Curater, the venture is based around a custom-designed LED panel, which will be distributed to 500 users on launch, 50 of whom will receive it for free.  Read more.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Paddy Johnson's Predictions for the Digital Art World in 2015

Paddy Johnson @ artnet - The above image of a cat in a knitted Viking hat circulated widely during the holiday season, as a potential gift for those wishing to purchase from the independent store owners on Etsy. I post this image not because I think it reflects my 2015 predictions for the digital world, exactly, but because it represents what I'd like to see more of: strange and wonderful new independent voices that bring more to our world when they are heard than when they go undiscovered.  Read more.